Friday, May 29, 2020

Facebook Fellowship Program 2020 for PhD Students

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FUNDING: Fully Funded
PLACE: Anyplace
STATUS: Closed

The Facebook Fellowship Program is designed to encourage and support promising doctoral students who are engaged in innovative and relevant research in areas related to computer science and engineering at an accredited university. The program is open to students in any year of their PhD study and supports talented students from traditionally under-represented minority groups.

Applications are evaluated based on the strength of the student’s research statement, publication record and recommendation letters. Winners of the Fellowship are entitled to receive two years of tuition and fees paid, a stipend of $37,000 each year and up to $5,000 in conference travel support.

Programme Details
  • Host Institution(s): An accredited university in any country.
  • Research Areas: Applied Statistics, AR/VR Photonics and Optics, AR/VR Privacy and Ethics, Blockchain and Cryptocurrency, Computational Social Science, Computer Graphics, Computer Vision, Compute Storage and Efficiency, Distributed Systems, Economics and Computation, Instagram/Facebook App Well-being and Safety, Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, Networking and Connectivity, Privacy and Data Use, Programming Languages, Security/Privacy, Social and Economic Policy, Spoken Language Processing and Audio Classification, Structured Data Stores, Systems for Machine Learning.
  • Number of awards: Not specified.
  • Duration: 2 years.
  • Target group: Open to all.

Winners of the Facebook Fellowship Program are entitled to receive the following fees:

  • Tuition and fees paid for the academic year (up to two years/four semesters)
  • $37K grant (one-time payment during each academic year)
  • Up to $5,000 in conference travel support
  • Paid visit to Facebook headquarters to for the annual Fellowship Summit.

To be eligible for a Facebook Fellowship Program, applicants must satisfy following criteria:

  • Applicants must be full-time PhD students currently involved in on-going research who are enrolled in an accredited university in any country
  • Students’ work must be related to one or more relevant disciplines (see research areas above)
  • Students must be enrolled during the academic year(s) the Fellowship is awarded.
Application instructions

Please submit your application for the Facebook Fellowship Program by using the apply button below.

Required Documents
  • 500-word research summary which clearly identifies the area of focus, importance to the field and applicability to Facebook of the anticipated research during the award
  • Resume or CV, with email, phone and mailing address, and applicable coursework noted
  • Two letters of recommendation. Please provide reference email addresses. One reference must be from an academic advisor

For more detail on the Facebook Fellowship Program, please visit the official page.

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